Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019
Nepal will lift up visa fees for international tourists from July 17th onward. Citing the Department of Immigration (DoI), The Himalayan Times reported on late Friday that the decision to lift up foreign tourist visa fees was actually considered in May 2019 as the government here had not raised the charges for more than a decade.
Nevertheless, the officials explained that the change in visa fee structure was negligible and again the fee structure would be revised after the completion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. “Change in the visa fee structure for foreign tourists is necessary to make the fee contextual,” said Eshor Raj Poudel, director general at DoI. However, Poudel mentioned that significant changes in the visa fee structure were not made in view of the tourism campaign next year. “We will rework on the visa fee structure following the completion of the Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign,” added Poudel.
DoI increased visa fee for tourists in a range between USD 5 and USD 35. As the tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entries) has been increased by USD 5 to USD 30, the tourist visa fee for 30 days (multiple entries) has been raised to USD 50 from USD 40. Likewise, the tourist visa fee for 90 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 35 to USD 125. DoI has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists.